In Australia, dementia is the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancers. Typically, people with dementia deteriorate gradually and eventually die from complications such as respiratory failure – from pneumonia for instance – or other infections. Dementia will in these cases be registered as the underlying cause of death.
Where one stands on “climate change” has been such a vexed and often confusing issue, at dinner parties, over coffee, with the taxi driver, and in terms of media reporting of where the Australian public is at.
“22 of the Cutest Baby Animals,” the headline said. “You won’t believe number 11!” Despite an impending deadline – not to mention my skepticism (how cute could they possibly be?) – I clicked on the story. I’m only human, after all. Yet this failure in self-regulation cost me at least half an hour of good…
Martin Seligman is the founder of positive psychology, a field of study that examines healthy states, such as happiness, strength of character and optimism. He asks what can modern psychology help us become as it moves beyond a disease focus.
Creativity and innovation psychologist Amantha Imber is founder of the award-winning innovation consultancy Inventium. She uses practical, science-based tools to help some of Australia’s best known corporates uncover innovative ideas and is author of The Creativity Formula: 50 scientifically proven creativity boosters for work and for life.